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Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 11:00am EST
, questions will be raised about what could have prevented the tragedy. lisa, good morning to you. so transportation experts have been talking about this technology that may have prevented the crash. can you tell us a little bit more about that. . >> good morning, stephanie. it's called positive train control. it's a safety system that congress has mandated for the railroads. it is supposed to be in place by the end of 2015. it is partially a computer system, but it uses gps, and senators on the train and tracks. we talked with ntsb board member earlier today about this system. >> positive train control, which is a -- a technical name for a system that prevents trains from occupying the same set of tracks. it does provide signals for the train to slow. we don't know if that would have made a difference in this accident. we'll certain be looking at that. >> this is a very complicated and expensive system to install. metro north which ran the train has already told the federal government it will not make the 2015 deadline. it wants an extra three years. so stephanie any system like this
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 12:00pm EST
safety board is investigating the cause of the crash. they're on the scene. lisa stark is in washington with that side of the story. good afternoon. what is the latest on the investigation? >> reporter: well, they now have the two event recorders, the data recorders back here in washington, d.c. they're in the mtsb lab, they're going through the data they can get from those recorders. one thing to look for is the speed of the train, how fast was it going. they also want to know the break pressure. were the brakes applied, when and how strenuously. i'm told the reporter will monitor the recorder every 21 seconds. the operator of this train indicated that he tried to apply the brakes, and it didn't work. i asked mtsb board members about thathat, they mentioned that ths train had nine stops before the accident, and the brakes seemed to be working fine. it will be a concern if the brakes suddenly failed. they interviewed the operator this afternoon. he was drug and alcohol tested and his cell phone records were subpoenaed, and the mtsb will be down taking a closer look at the tracks to see
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 6:00pm EST
's where we are at this point. lisa, transportation experts have talked about technology that may, and we underline that, may have prevented the crash. what can you tell bus that? >> reporter: it's called positive train control, and it essentially takes over the train if the engineer fails to brake or slow down when he should. the ntsb says they have been pushing for this for decades, and they went so far as to saying it could have prevented this crash if it was on this train. it's mandated it's a few years away. >> lisa, thank you. it's political crisis that has changen thailand's capitol for a week. prime minister yingluck shinawatra ordered police to stop battling with anti-government protesters. the majority of the protesters are middle and upper class residents of bangkok who have been fighting with people from poor and rural areas who support the prime minister. now the protesters have accused the prime minister of being a proxy for her brother, former prime minister who was ousted in a coup in 2006. they accuse her government of being corrupt. we have more. >> reporter: it was expe
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 6:00am EST
's lisa stark is following that part of the story. what is the first step when looking into a crash like this? >> the ntsb has organized itself into six investigative teams. it will look at the track itself, from the cars to the operator, the mechanical system, such as the breaking system 31 of the first priorities will be getting the data from those event recorders. there were two on this train, one in the locomotive and one in the cab car which was up front. those recorders will be able to tell how fast it was traveling, if it did try to apply the brakes. they want the to interview the crew. they hope to do that today or tomorrow. the operator did survive. he was injured. educated that he tried to apply the brakes, that the train was coming into the curve quickly and he tried to apply the brakes. they want to see what that operator has to say. the speed in that part of the rail should have been 30 miles an hour. the train would have needed to slow from 70-mile an hour on the straight away to that 30 miles an hour. did that happen? investigators will be back on the rails today to try to
PBS
Dec 5, 2013 9:00am PST
lisa on the keys to keep china's newly declared air defense identification zone. and if the world through go inside the heat you can show you that it is a complex operation to revoke the nuclear fuel. and south koreans generally preferred by now more and more people are turning to his bicycle us defence secretary says the biggest concern for washington is how china declared its air defense identification zone track a goal said. other countries should have been consulted on him first. it's not good the news itself is new. or unique. he is concerned we have. is how it was. and i'm so new lateral. and so immediately without any consultation last month chinese defense official said all foreign aircraft traveling through this all must give prior notice and follow orders or face emergency measures a goal said the declaration was not a wise course of action joint chiefs of staff chairman martin dempsey said the requirements do not conform to international norms. it wasn't the declaration of the ages that actually it was de stabilizing or was their assertion that they would cause all airc
CNBC
Dec 3, 2013 4:00am EST
, and many are wondering if the wto will be able to profits still relevant. >> and lisa will be live from that wto meeting throughout the day on cnbc tomorrow. we have a press release from johnson controls and hi tashy. they're announce ago global air-conditioning venture. there you go. i don't know whether that story leaves you cold, but that deal has just been announced. the e-mail address is worldwide@cnbc.com. >>> still to come, the mark in north korea, the u.s. is tied with uruguay. what are earth are we talking about? it's the corruptions index. more after this. how naughty was he? oh boy... [ male announcer ] fedex one rate. simple, flat rate shipping with the reliability of fedex. ♪ stacy's mom has got it goin' on ♪ ♪ stacy's mom has got it goin' on ♪ ♪ stacy's mom has got it goin' on ♪ [ male announcer ] the beautifully practical and practically beautiful cadillac srx. get the best offers of the season now. lease this 2014 srx for around $369 a month with premium care maintenance included. ♪ you can fill that box and pay one flat rate. how naughty was he? oh boy...
Al Jazeera America
Dec 1, 2013 8:00pm EST
of the derailment as they try to figure out what went wrong. lisa stark reports from washington with more on how the investigation will go. >> this is the beginning of a lengthy investigation. the mta has recovered two event recorders, kind of like black boxes on aeroplanes, and it should tell them how fast the train was going, whether the engineer applied breaks. the engineer on the train was injured but did survive. they'll be able to talk to the engineer to find out what was going on as the train came into the track. all seven cars, plus the loko motive derailed. the injuries occurred in the first cars that flipped over on the side. the mtsc will want to know what were the survivability factors. why will those who died survive. they'll look at how the train was put together to see if there's indications of safety improvements. they'll be looking at the maintenance on the rails, the signalling systems and the mta itself. the rail road had a lot of problems, including another passenger train derailment in may. luckily no one was killed. a number of people were injured in that derail: near the s
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 10:00am EST
80 miles an hour down the track. the question is why? lisa stark joins us from washington. what is the latest? >> that train should have been going at 30 miles an hour around the curve. there are no published reports this morning including from wabc, those reports indicate that the engineer, william rockefeller has said he may have zoned out at the controls. he may have dosed off and then snapped awake too late to stop the train in time the ntsb will continue to interview the engineer and also look back at >>> welcome al jazeera america. i'm ste -- stephanie sy. president obama is set to speak in a few minutes about the economy. >>> a top hezbollah leader is killed. the lebanese group says he was assassinated. ♪ >>> the u.s. economy is growing but so is the income gap between the rich and the poor. president obama will talk about how to change that and other aspects of the economy when h
CNN
Dec 3, 2013 2:00am PST
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Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 6:00am EST
far too fast, more than 80 miles an hour down the track. the question is why? lisa stark joins us from washington. what is the latest? >> that train should have been going at 30 miles an hour around the curve. there are no published reports this morning including from wabc, those reports indicate that the engineer, william rockefeller has said he may have zoned out at the controls. he may have dosed off and then snapped awake too late to stop the train in time the ntsb will continue to interview the engineer and also look back at >>> welcome to al jazeera america. i'm stephanie sy. the engineer who was at the controls of the commuter train that derailed in new york city may have nodded off before the crash. that's according to a union rep who spoke with the driver william rockefeller. alcohol tests on the crew members were negative. >>> the governor of illinois says he will sign a bill that will eliminate the state's pension shortfall. opponents say it is unfair to workers and retirees who paid into the system. vice president joe biden was
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